The communications officer for the Oregon Health Authority says the testing would be done at nursing, assisted living and residential care facilities.
He says they are prioritizing facilities with the highest risk, like nursing facilities in counties with more cases of coronavirus.
“We expect that testing will provide additional insights into how covid-19 infections spread in long term care facilities,” said communications officer for Oregon Health Authority, Jonathan Modie.
Modie says the OHA and Department of Human Services plan to implement regular coronavirus testing at these facilities.
NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology.
In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she’s not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.